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LG Optimus 3D video hands-on

February 15, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka

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If you read yesterday’s post on the Optimus Pad, you know I’m not much of a fan of 3D. The LG Optimus pushes my craving for 2D even further because it displays in three dimensions rather than records in it.

The recently announced LG Optimus 3D (read specs) provides glasses-free 3D vision by sending separate signals to the right and left eyes. The technique creates an image that tricks the eyes into seeing the foreground of videos, games, and the user interface at a closer angle. My only problem with this that angles must be tight. When moving the phone a small degree to the left or right, the desired effect is gone and a distorted image appears in its place. While it’s a neat trick to be able to view 3D video without having to wear glasses, the experience is rather limited.

Thankfully, 3D can be turned off at will, so users are not beholden to viewing the phone that way all the time. For people who actually like gaming in 3D or seeing the UI jump off the screen, tap the side button and go about your business. Here’s a video showing LG’s new phone.